HOW OF­TEN DO WE SAY THANK YOU, EX­PRESS­ING OUR GRAT­I­TUDE FOR THE POS­I­TIVE THINGS IN OUR LIVES, WHICH WE HAVE NOT ASKED FOR OR AC­TIVELY WORKED TO­WARDS?

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each hu­man be­ing, an emo­tion, which arises spon­ta­neously within us and is also a choice we make – be­ing grate­ful or un­grate­ful. in­crease your own lev­els of hap­pi­ness and those around you, whether it is through a sim­ple thank you, an act of kind­ness or even writ­ing a grat­i­tude life. grat­i­tude and made it our mis­sion to spread hap­pi­ness through grat­i­tude around our Col­lege cam­pus. We have kick started our project with teach­ers and par­ents post­ing im­ages of things they are grate­ful for on CAC’s so­cial me­dia col­lege com­mu­nity have fea­tured strongly as com­mon things many of us are grate­ful for. The re­sponse to our unique project has be­ing over­whelm­ing; there is noth­ing bet­ter to brighten up your news­feed than an im­age of an adorable an­i­mal or smil­ing group of stu­dents! Stu­dents were in­volved in a range of ac­tiv­i­ties writ­ing grat­i­tude letters. The sim­ple act of put­ting and men­tal strength, a de­crease in ag­gres­sion and a bet­ter sleep. Spend­ing just a few min­utes writ­ing grate­ful sen­ti­ments can have a pro­found im­pact would al­low stu­dents to cul­ti­vate re­la­tion­ships and foster new ones. grate­ful­ness through­out the Col­lege even reached the Early Learn­ing Cen­tre. Our youngest stu­dents have been hard at work draw­ing im­ages, tak­ing pho­tos on the Col­lege iPads and cre­at­ing col­lages of what they are grate­ful for, whether it is mummy pri­mary school, stu­dents are cre­at­ing a beau­ti­ful dis­play for ev­ery­one. This Col­lege wide fo­cus all stu­dents to fo­cus on those spe­cial to them and cul­ti­vat­ing an at­ti­tude of grat­i­tude in our com­mu­nity. ini­tia­tive through the Coomera Angli­can Col­lege so­cial me­dia chan­nels and per­haps even prac­tice writ­ing a grat­i­tude let­ter your­self, thank­ing those spe­cial peo­ple in your life!

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